Cheapening the presidency

When was the last time we had a president who decided to cheapen his office by fighting in public with a pundit? Some say Richard Nixon’s assault on the Dan Rather of old. A few might remember Harry Truman’s battle with critics panning his daughter’s singing. In any case, it’s only serving to enhance the pundit, Rush Limbaugh:

"Demand for his air time hs suddenly become so intense, Limbaugh told The Examiner’s Byron York earlier today, that his network sold 80 percent as much advertising in January 2009 as it did in all of 2008, and expects to sell-out the year by the end of March. That was before Obama and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel launched an explicit counter-attack against Limbaugh that seems only to be making him bigger."

Utterly predictable. People who’ve never heard Limbaugh will flock to hear what the fuss is about. I learned to like Rush after 9/11, but he rambles too much for me to make him a steady diet. But now that Barry boy seems to have decided to let the stock market collapse and impoverish us all, I might actually become a fan.

UPDATE:  RedState has a good analysis of what’s going on here. A little Dumbocrat game of hide the pea.

0 responses to “Cheapening the presidency

  1. Another unneeded proof that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

  2. Dick Stanley

    As they say: write anything you like about me, just be sure to spell my name correctly.